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Published: Thursday, April 7 2011 2:06 p.m. MDT

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture (filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994.

When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 to a record 139 in 2007-2008.'

'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10

*'Memories of 1995 haunt GOP as shutdown talk grows' - By Charles Babington - AP - Published by DSNews - 02/20/11

WASHINGTON Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill Clinton reverse his falling fortunes and recast House Republicans as stubborn partisans, not savvy insurgents.

williary
Kearns, UT

Shut it down President Obama. Do not cave and allow this stop-gap to proceed. Man Republicans are sneaky aren't they. Throw in some defense spending so you can hide behind the troops. Then throw in measures to stop the health care bill, and overturn the financial regulations put in place last year, and wrap it up all nice and neat in a "budget."

Lets not let the Republicans ruin the progress being made by Obama in fixing the last financial crisis the Republicans started.

Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

Just remember this mess were in and what party handed it off to the other party voters. The republicans and big business are threating our total existence as american citizens as I have known it for 60 years. No changes as to how all financial businesses operate, oil, pharms, insurance, media, ect. The rich have had it for many years now and they want to now stick the knife in deeper and totally control "EVERY" aspect of peoples lives. These are lying, stealing, greedy theives and that is a partial definition of this group of mongrels! A revolution in this country is right on the doorstep.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Well, I guess this is the "change" a majority of the voters thought they could live with; a President who threatens to veto any budget the Congress adopts that doesn't fit his personal ideas of tax and spend and spend some more. You get what you vote for, or less, never more.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

williary,
I think you hit it on the head. The real gridlock is over health care and financial reform.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

I was entirely wrong. It is, Senator Reid's own mouth, planned parenthood and environmental issues that are the gridlock. That is a game changer for me. Count me on the side of the Republicans on this.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

This is 100% the Republicans fault. Obama and Reid have compromised so far over that they're arguing for the amount of budget cuts Boehner initially demanded. Boehner now refuses that compromise because they want things like PPH defunding in there and the tea party pushed him to advocate for more cuts. Well tough, compromising means you don't get everything you want and we've given up a lot (you have to be giving up a lot if you're now arguing for Boehner's budget cut request).

VST
Bountiful, UT

Article: "Democrats said it was past time to complete negotiations on the full-year funding bill..." No kidding!

Then why did they not take care of this last year on a THEIR full watch in both Chambers? Was not that was their job in 2010? The Democrats only have themselves to blame for this fiasco. The Democrats did absolutely nothing but kick the can down the road into 2011 all in the name of playing politics for the fall elections.

Why? Because the Democrats did not want to "take the heat" for running up another trillion-plus deficit for 2011 during the fall elections. Turns out their strategy did not work; they took a beating anyway and lost control of the House to the Republicans because the voters were tired of their continuous trillion-plus deficits.

BU52
Provo, ut

Much like the healthcare ram job. The Democrats need to shut down the government as soon as possible-so the hapless voters will believe its all the Republican's fault. The longer they wait and the more facts surface the tide will turn against the Democrats for the impass and the stupidity and corruption behind them not even having a budget in place last year.

Led Zeppelin II
Bountiful, UT

Enough of the one sided comments. Both parties are equally to blame for the destruction of freedom and the Constitution in this country. I hope this teaches America to vote for Americans and not for Democrats or Republicans.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Mr. Gorbachev,
Please come and tear down this wall. Our government is much worse than yours was when you took over there.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

Finally, a way to get the troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Don't pay them. Brilliant Mr. President, thanks for keeping your election promise.

dueling banjos
salt lake city, ut

doesnt really matter ...but the middle class is carrying the load ..and becomming extinct...the millionaires and billionaires,along with huge corporations, oil companies don't even get taxed...and we are rolling down hill like a snowball headed...for...go across country schools are shutting down, the teaching profession is shunned, the infrastructure is very weak, yet we send our troops over to go and kill the terrorists when we don't even have secure borders over here. This thing was a set up long before this administration and will go back to that no matter what. Maybe we do need a depression to come to some kind of sense...cuz its guns or butter!

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Shut it down. Neither party has the interests of the American people at heart and they should all go home. Perhaps we can save a little money if we don't have to keep the lights on in DC tomorrow.

I fault both parties for their inability to reach a compromise. It's just as much the Democrats' fault as it is the GOP's. Neither side is willing to listen to reason.

Remember these days when election time comes. Vote them all out of office. Vote out all incumbents.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Obama wont fund the troops but he will fund abortions. Listen to the libs one of them said taking away funding for planned parenthood was like bombing innocent civilians. Lets see killing babies is the chosen way. Look the Dems owned the Gov. and did not present a budget for debate. This crisis is the fault of the Dems. The reason they could not put up their big spending just before election. The Republicans are doing just what they were supposed to do as per the election. Obama needs to go on a permanent vacation that is what he has been good at. Shut it down!

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